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Word of the Week: Follicle

If you grow milkweed to attract monarch butterflies to your garden, then you know that they also attract milkweed bugs. You often find these bright red and black insects massed on the milkweed “pods” trying to gain access to the seeds within. But, do you know that the fruit of the milkweed is not actually a pod but rather a follicle? Continue reading

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PERENNIAL: Amsonia tabernaemontana (Bluestar)

New Fact Sheet! Amsonia tabernaemontana, (Bluestar) ,a native perennial of floodplain and mesic slope forests, open woodlands, and stream banks, has much to recommend it. It is easy to maintain and has showy blue blooms in the spring and attractive foliage color in the fall. Continue reading

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